Anderson, Robert Fenwick (1856-1949)

Robert Fenwick Anderson was a hardware merchant. He lived at 1048 Denman Street in 1911 and 1912.

He was born on March 11, 1856, in Ayr, a village in southwest Ontario. His father was Walter Edgar Anderson (1820-1911); his mother was Mary Anderson (1822-1912).

In 1873, he began working for a telegraph business. From 1875 to 1882, his employer was Canadian Express Company of Montreal. From 1882 to 1886, he worked in the construction division of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

On April 22, 1886 in Ayr, Ontario, he married Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Jane McEwen. She was born on December 25, 1858 in Blenheim, Ontario. Her father was Andrew McEwen (1814-1910); her mother was Jane Goldie (1827-1862).

From 1886-1890, he was in the traffic department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1887, he was a railway station agent in Kamloops, British Columbia. In 1889, he was a railway agent in New Westminster, British Columbia.

In 1890, he opened a hardware business in New Westminster with Alfred Oliver Campbell (1863-1944).

By 1904, he became the vice president and managing director of the Vancouver Hardware Company. Richard Scobell Kinghorn was the president. In 1906, he took over the operation of the company from Mr. Kinghorn.

About 1912, he purchased property at Deer Lake in Burnaby, and built a substantial Arts and Crafts style house. By about 1920, he had moved from Burnaby.

Robert and Elizabeth later lived in California.

Robert died on February 12, 1949, in Los Angeles, California.

Elizabeth died on September 2, 1955, in Los Angeles, California.

Robert and Elizabeth had three children.

Frances Marie Anderson

Frances Marie Anderson was born on August 20, 1887, in Kamloops, British Columbia. She appears to have died before 1949.

Fraser Goldie Anderson

Fraser Goldie Anderson was born on October 15, 1889, in New Westminster, British Columbia. He died on July 19, 1916, while serving with the allied forces during the First World War.

Walter McEwen Anderson

Walter McEwen Anderson was born in New Westminster on November 26, 1892. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He moved to California, and began working in the wholesale hardware business.

On February 26, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, he married Ouida Mildred Hutchinson. She was born in California about 1907. Her father was Elmer Covey Hutchinson; her mother was Mable Matilda Furrey. This marriage ended in divorce.

On January 30, 1931, in Los Angeles, Walter married Anna (or Annice) “Betty” Irene Megie. She was born in Los Angeles, California on December 29, 1893. Her father was Oliver Ezra Megie; her mother was Cora T White. Betty had been married before, in 1916, to Leroy William Westerbeck; that marriage had ended in divorce.

Walter died in Los Angeles on February 26, 1984.

Betty died in Los Angeles on December 5, 1986.

Sources

Walter Anderson (father of Robert Fenwick Anderson)

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“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVD8-7XQ : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson, Dumfries North, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada.

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“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHGG-13B : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson, 1901.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZB1-KXL : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson in entry for Fergus Anderson and Anna Margaret Meldrum, 1904.

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6FQ-HJ3 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson, 1911.

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKFY-1Z1 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson in entry for Fergus A Anderson, 1935.

Robert Fenwick Anderson

Robert Fenwick Anderson, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 94, http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643088

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“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C2-1BD : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Robert F Anderson in household of Walter M Anderson, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-197, sheet 11B, family 245, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 404.

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Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Jane McEwen (wife of Robert Fenwick Anderson)

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C2-1B6 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Elizabeth Anderson in household of Walter M Anderson, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-197, sheet 11B, family 245, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 404.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGTV-JMY : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Elizabeth Jane Anderson, 1955.

Frances Marie Anderson (daughter of Robert Fenwick Anderson)

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR5-ZVN : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Frances Marie Anderson, 31 Jul 1887.

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“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKS-TFL : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Frances M Anderson, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-XFQ : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Francis M Anderson in entry for Robert F Anderson, 1901.

Fraser Goldie Anderson (son of Robert Fenwick Anderson)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ8-14L : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Fraser Goldie Anderson, 1889.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1889-09-080068, Fraser Goldie Anderson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=c61e0410-08ec-4026-9fb8-0220b247bf87.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-XF7 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Goldie F Anderson in entry for Robert F Anderson, 1901.

Goldie Fraser Anderson , died on July 19, 1916 in Somme, France, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80001648

Lieut Goldie Fraser Anderson, died July 19, 1916, Burial: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille ; Departement du Pas-de-Calais; Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; Plot: VII. B. 32; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55974054.

Lieutenant Goldie Fraser Anderson, Died: July 19, 1916, canadiangreatwarproject http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=148754

Goldie Fraser Anderson, Canada at War, http://www.canadaatwar.ca/memorial/world-war-i/53272/captain-goldie-fraser-anderson/

Walter McEwen Anderson (son of Robert Fenwick Anderson)

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1892-09-081506, Walter McEwen Anderson.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVV-XFW : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter M Anderson in entry for Robert F Anderson, 1901.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anderson, Walter Mcewan; Regimental number(s): 2557456; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 170 – 51; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=9579&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=cuu1pdc1gkcuv22rcac7ejg822.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8N6-J6J : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Mcewan Anderson and Ouida Mildred Hutchinson, 1926.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8J9-PZ7 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Mcewan Anderson and Betty Irene Megie, 1931.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9C2-1B4 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter M Anderson, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-197, sheet 11B, family 245, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 404.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4DC-6XH : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Mcewan Anderson, 1942.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX3G-Y1B : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Mc Ewan Anderson, 1943.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGTC-RPN : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Mcewan Anderson, 1984.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V9T3-XZ9 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Walter Anderson, February 1984; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Betty Megie (wife of Walter McEwen Anderson)

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF58-QNR : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E. Migie in household of John E. Migie, Fawn Creek, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing sheet 226A, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T9-0389

“California, Great Registers, 1866-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNFT-1H3 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie, 1892.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLWH-221 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie and Cora T White, 1892.

“California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2XL-1WD : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Anna Irene Megie, 30 Dec 1893.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9PV-7BY : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Elsia Megie in household of Oliver Megie, Precinct 50 Los Angeles city Ward 7, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet , family 318, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240090.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9PV-7BG : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver Megie, Precinct 50 Los Angeles city Ward 7, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet , family 318, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240090.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV2T-9S4 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374094.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV2T-7M6 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374094.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV2T-7S3 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet , family 190, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374094.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLHF-TL7 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Leroy William Westerbeck and Annice Irene Megie, 1916.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8ZB-6JT : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Leroy William Westerbeck and Annice Irene Megie, 1916.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCJJ-X54 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Oliver E Megie, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1032, sheet , family 115, NARA microfilm publication .

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCVH-TQP : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Betty Irene Megee, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0189, sheet , family 289, NARA microfilm publication .

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGPQ-M3X : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Betty Irene Anderson, 1986.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V95Y-2Q7 : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Betty Anderson, December 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K86Q-KWL : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Betty Megie in entry for James William Anderson and Phyllis Lucile Black, 1953.

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